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Mail-Order Music Giant Columbia House Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The music and movie subscription company has been called "the Spotify of the '80s." Columbia House moved exclusively to DVDs but could not stay afloat in an industry crowded with streaming services.
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China Cut Its Currency — And Touched Your Life. Here's How

China lowered the value of the yuan, and that sent all sorts of prices lower. So you may soon be paying less for gas, food and lumber. But there are downsides too: U.S. stocks fell hard.

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Colorado Businesses Struggle As Toxic Waste Flows Through Animas River

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Roger Zalneraitis, executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance, on plans to aid small business owners after the toxic waste spill.
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Protein Goes Green: Can Algae Become The Next Soy?

Some companies think microalgae could be the alternative protein of the future, but can it top plant proteins?
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'8 CDs For A Penny' Company Files For Bankruptcy

The parent company of Columbia House, the music-subscription king of the '80s and '90s, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Two NPR music editors remember the good and the bad.
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Silicon Beach: Tech Entrepreneurs Flock Downstream To LA

Los Angeles is drawing tech entrepreneurs who are attracted to the beaches, the somewhat lower housing costs and the proximity to the movie industry.
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Cleveland Man's Twitter Feed Explodes After Google Reorganizes As Alphabet

Google announced the name of its new parent company on Monday, Alphabet. NPR's Melissa Block talks with the owner of the Twitter handle, @alphabet, Chris Andrikanich, about the Twitter.
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U.S. Reacts Warily To Devaluation Of Chinese Currency

China's large and surprising devaluation of the yuan is rippling through financial markets. The devaluation could have an impact on the price of commodities and the exports of U.S. companies.
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U.S. Charges Hackers In $30 Million Insider-Trading Scheme

Law enforcement officials charged 32 people in connection with an alleged international hacking and insider-trading scheme they say defrauded investors of more than $30 million.
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9 People Accused In $30 Million Hacking And Insider-Trading Scheme

Federal authorities say hackers from Ukraine and securities traders in the U.S. teamed up to steal more than 150,000 confidential press releases before they became public information.

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